ERIC Number: ED387711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict Management in Schools: Sowing Seeds for a Safer Society. Final Report of the School Conflict Management Demonstration Project 1990-1993.
Wheeler, Terrence; And Others
In August 1990, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management initiated a three-year School Conflict Management Demonstration Project. This publication is the final report on the Project. Twenty schools, which reflected the state's diversity, were selected to help assess the impact of the conflict management programs. The results of these programs were assessed by analyzing information gathered from student questionnaires, disciplinary reports, and interviews conducted by independent researchers. The report describes five basic principles of school conflict management programs, and explores notions such as conflict is natural and behavior can be changed. It also outlines the need for conflict management programs and details the types of programs used to manage conflict in the schools, such as the mediation approach, the classroom approach, and the comprehensive approach. Also reported are the findings of the Project, which include decreases in disciplinary action, suspensions cut in half, and improved school climates. Finally, a vision for how conflict management can benefit the state's children and youth is presented. School-related materials available from the Commission are listed. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio